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as for he clearly i thought was holding it this is clearly one of the critical moments in the history of the united states we're talking about torturing and that is illegal and. i wouldn't do it. classified documents prison as accounts and reports outline a regime of the busa euphemistically named as enhanced interrogation subsequently denounced as torture techniques included waterboarding simulated drowning rule slamming sleep deprivation extreme stress positions and sexual and psychological abuse. precious that is as or that's mine to be picked up as well not also it's all one or them even in dimensions or see the fact that some are done by where finish the necessary under supplies going to god b.s. from shock the numbers fights you as an old isaac are among. a number which offsets
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. first. and marg and again we're. going to. see a dismissal in the county was held without any explanation the cia realized very soon that they got the wrong man but it took more than four months before he was released they put him on a plane to albania drove him to a remote location and then dumped him on the underfunded road in the not for lawson or friendly and. he gave. them the. good are those today he is free but still paying the price suffering severe psychological trauma and whilst macedonia has apologized for its road and his friend issued he's received no apology from the u.s.
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he's now mounting the latest in a series of legal cases against the u.s. administration since cushy an issue mission and just kind of. come. under the. earth. with carolina campaigners are determined that no victim of rendition is forgotten. italian citizen. was seized in pakistan in two thousand and two and rented on an average night to moral case where he was subjected to her in disability before being freed a full nine years later. today his wife anna speaks on his behalf the trauma of his experience has left him unable to relive this ordeal. well.
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enough. so. in twenty fourteen after years of investigation the us senate intelligence committee compiled a report into cia torture. but those who hate america was finally going to tell the full story about this period to be disappointed all that was made public this heavily redacted executive summary the entire report it was six thousand pages to this day remain secret. we ought to warn to see those six thousand pages of the
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full report because if the executive summaries any indication that report does to a standing things categorically it says torture not more and it says we tortured and we tortured extensively we even murdered people the ultimate torture that report should come out in the main reason it didn't come out as a north carolinian by the name of richard burr who is chairman of the senate select committee on intelligence prevented that report from being read by the american people and as far as i'm concerned that's complicit with war crimes. yes because what's reported in that report. war crimes senator byrd declined our request for comment. earlier this year senator byrd a republican also chaired the confirmation hearing for president donald trump's
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controversial nominee as the new head of the cia or jena high school true. mccain has opposed confirmation hearings here back in may reignited controversy over the cia's pace nine eleven torture program not least her a record hitting a detention facility in thailand in two thousand and two where a detainee was water boarded. the. do you believe in hindsight that those techniques were immoral senator what i believe sitting here today is that i support the higher moral standard we have decided to hold ourselves to answer the question . and i think i've answered the question if not as you know i'm strong supporter of your nomination to be director of the central intelligence agency you may in fact be the most qualified nominee ever nominated for this role here in our june thank
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you mr chairman. tina hospitals appointment was approved. colonel steve kleinman was a career military intelligence officer he's recognized as a leading expert on the interrogation of terror suspects the message we send in the world that some years of all the torture has been rewarded again with most arguably one of the most prestigious if not the most prestigious position in our intelligence community how can we sending our cia director who have all the torture to work with with a senior intelligence official from another part of the world where torture is common and for for her to ever tried to chastise them to try to get a different way that well they'll say well you did it. yeah she says she says she wouldn't she wouldn't that the cia did. well on i'm sorry i don't believe are the critics what would she do if donald trump was to go to the cia to reintroduce
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torture. they said what do you think of waterboarding i said i think we absolutely need it we should have it and if we can't we should have worse. no doubt doll trump would get her out of the way posthaste if she objected and put someone in there who wouldn't do. the hard fact is that during his election campaign president trump faced down a bomb that errol opposition to torture torture works ok folks torture but you don't have these guys torture doesn't work believe me it works ok waterboarding is your minor form some people say it's not actually torture let's assume it is but they asked me the question what do you think waterboarding absolutely fine but we should go much stronger than waterboarding that's the way i feel not fallon has more than thirty years experience as a special agent with the n.c.a.a.'s the u.s. naval criminal investigative service he's investigated some of the made significant
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terrorist operations in u.s. history he's wrong throughout torture does work for what if you want propaganda if i want to tell if i want to get you to tell me something that i want to hear i can get are you torture you what it's in effect about is getting the truth torture as a tactic is not only ineffective. it's counterproductive it's dangerous it cost lives mr experts we spoke to agreed as a means of getting accurate intelligence torture simply doesn't work victims will say anything to stop the torture including full screen fashions and fabrications if you look through the history of torture it was used for one thing and what the only political or religious oppression twenty m. a day to threaten the key people why. the white house declined to comment on president trump's endorsement of torture the cia declined to respond to questions
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about gina hospital suitability for her cia role and referred us to her confirmation hearings where she said i would not support the use of enhanced interrogation techniques when asked what she do if the president gave her a direct order to waterboard a terrorist suspect she said i do not believe the president would ask me to do that . in september twenty eighth seen in north carolina's campaign as a major report on their state's role in facilitating the cia's torture program it was the culmination of eighteen months of detailed investigations public hearings and the contribution of dozens of expert witnesses including the former un rapporteurs on torture and a former guantanamo detainee mohammed or slahi. the report was a devastating indictment calling on the state governor local authorities and
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politicians to finally take a stand against torture with their methods loudly and clear under no. they are what we tolerate then you remain true. other human being. it also calls for an investigation into the north carolina company area contract is . are they participating in the illegal kidnapping and disappearance of prisoners overseas we have no idea and they certainly could do it again if a future us administration introduced this program. we wanted to ask eric contract his about their business today offering what they call specialized past. and cargo transport haitian solutions to customers around the globe we rate to three formal planets and even called on them but no one would
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speak. i'm sorry is not. could could we talk to him. not there. we also contacted every contract his management who didn't reply so we called on noir lamar armstrong listed for many years as a senior management representative of every contract is we wanted to get his reaction to the revelations in the north carolina report into torture and the stated role of eric. we sent an e-mail to mr armstrong mr lamar armstrong representative of eric tractors. thank you very much thanks a lot charlie why is you not interested because he's just not i mean he's going to call the police starkly he doesn't want to talk about the aircraft operated by eric contractors that played a federal role in the cia torture program
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a seven three seven boeing business jet originally numbered yet only it's really one thing if we say. oh here's the police. my name sarah spiller from al jazeera television the one who thought this. was. so mr armstrong threatened to call the police when we asked him for an interview as a representative of contract is an idiot he has called the police not just one or two cars have a right here i may thank you good to meet you thank you but by that same day at the courthouse in smithfield north carolina campaigners distributed copies of their report to local elected county commissioners over the years campaigners have improved these commissioners to investigate activities at the local airport. i respected local minister try to ask a simple question about what's come paine and say is north carolina's complicity in
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torture and we are here tonight to ask you smithfield county commissioners can you say with us we are wrong. a knife. think that. in the face of silence we put our questions when making a film about the secret cia rendition pay them do commission is believe that torture is morally acceptable i know you think that is mr penton. i didn't say anything about torture be accepted was think there was anything illegal going on on the variable so i asked the chairman the miniature job about seven year for question my answer is appealing to this your opinion i'm glad i'm not getting an opinion others up here question seem think the corporate naive question on the is
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there anything else anybody else respect her dresses for with her trying to just kill us. despite the deafening silence here the demands for the truth about the cia program about torture continue. in the next part of this investigation we visit to guantanamo bay cuba the new torrijos u.s. naval base u.s. president trump has vowed to keep open. we investigate claims that secrecy about past torture is impeding the quest for justice after nine eleven. and he traveled to morocco to meet the family ever going ton in a prisoner cleared for release but like others still incarcerated by the u.s. administration and we are asking what the future holds under president donald j.
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trump. president trump who is a man rode with torture who has a thirst for calorie arm afraid that we're setting the conditions to return back to practice of brutality and state sponsored torture as we did done in the past. a notorious symbol of the u.s. war on terror one said the closure of guantanamo bay and its detainees going nowhere we have identified as a priority is the construction of a new high value detention center i'm afraid that we're setting the conditions to return back to proxies or mortality in state sponsored torture as we did in the past rendition revisited part two on al jazeera. around ten
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up the u.n. calls on saudi arabia to make public the trials held over the matter of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi. chinese technology giant huawei reports a boost in profits despite a u.s. campaign to blacklist the company. plus a rapid relief in rush hour a new transport system for the ten million commuters in central jakarta. three female activists have been granted temporary release in saudi arabia after spending almost a year in prison reports identify them as bloggers in man john use of. they face charges including contacting international media media and human rights groups they were among the a dozen female activists arrested last may including the prominent rights campaigner. her brother has alleged that sowed alcatel many
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a top adviser to crown prince mohammed bin salma who was fired over the killing of journalist. oversold the torture of his sister while the government says more women could be released by sunday but the ones who have been freed say they were abused behind bars for promoting human rights. reports. a taste of freedom that may be short lived the saudi activist are among eleven women who were arrested in may for campaigning for human rights they've been temporarily released after their second court hearing but their trial is not over. the woman were arrested two months before the saudi government lifted its decades long ban on women driving it was part of a sweeping crackdown on activists who are promoting change the accusations are accusations of being in contact with diplomats with the media with international organizations including amnesty international for conducting human rights work for
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calling for. greater women's rights and the ends of the guardianship is that the women say they were tortured and sexually harassed imprisoned the accused interrogators of subjecting them to electric shocks and whippings the saudi government denies the mistreatment human rights groups say the country's leadership is sending a dangerous message to dissidents these women have not been given access to lawyers they have not been able to see their families there has been a chilling effect all around saudi arabia on activism and women's rights the provisional release of the activists comes amid international criticism over the country's human rights record adding to the scrutiny is a murder of saudi journalist john markoff show she and high profile cases of young women who fled to saudi arabia seeking asylum abroad while the saudi government is accused of using the court system to silence his critics the freedom of these activists and several others who's on the line katia lopez with
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a yawn al-jazeera. and a u.n. investigator is calling on riyadh to publicly open the trial of eleven suspects accused of being involved in the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi the special rapporteur on extra judicial executions aeneas kalamata says the closed door hearings are falling short of international standards she is also urging the kingdom to release the names of the defendants. dressed as the u.n. representative for amnesty international she says saudi arabia is trying to treat the trial as an internal matter. this is a trial that they are you know that's taking place in saudi arabia they've invited various representatives from france from the u.k. from russia from china from the u.s. to observe this trial and they are following international standards here is the un special rapporteur coming out with this statement today saying that it is fully below international standards that this is not an internal affair when you decide
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to monitor a journalist on foreign territory in a foreign consulate and so it's a very strong statement by the u.n. let's hope that it doesn't fall completely deaf is the saudi arabia saying that we've identified these eleven people and this is a fair trial that we've invited some foreigners to even it so that if they have nothing to be afraid of then why not actually open it up why not allow for human rights observers for the u.n. themselves to come and to come in and observe for journalists the last time time again to the trial why don't they let them in as well so you know you can't have it both ways you can't stand there and say we are following our judicial process we have nothing to hide identify these people who are to blame but then also not allow any sort of transparency you know the fact is that when this trial you know comes
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to its end side you're right you will expect that this whole not to goes to bed because they you know how their trial and they and they have their proceedings there's no way that the international community will accept this and if indeed there has been no transparency in the trial and that's what we really have to remember here germany has extended a ban on exports to saudi arabia for another six months a government spokesman says no new contracts will be approved between now and the end of september a temporary ban was put in place in november. she was mad and it was due to. expire this month while germany accounts for less than two percent of total arms exports to saudi arabia but the band will affect saudi defense deals with the e.u. countries among them is a thirteen billion dollar deal for the eurofighter typhoon german manufacturers were expected to supply nearly a third of the parts for the fighter jet france has criticized germany's response the french ambassador to belin. earlier warned the decision could jeopardize
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defense cooperation in europe. chinese telecommunications giant while ways has reported a boost in profits and sales shrugging off accusations its complicit in government spying the company's twenty eight hundred profits rose by almost twenty five percent while sales crossed one hundred billion dollars that's despite a u.s. campaign to blacklist the tech giant over security concerns denies its technology can be used by the chinese government for spying well al-jazeera is adrian brown joins us now from beijing adrian given all that for always been through these results a surprise. well yes and no i mean in many ways the stars are while away is a company that symbolizes all that china has achieved in the past thirty years the name while away actually means in english the success or the achievements of the
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chinese people and these figures certainly bear out that success sales of more than one hundred billion dollars that means that while way is up there with companies like amazon it is well one of the most profitable companies in the world right now and this in spite of that campaign that's been led by the trumpet ministration which in many ways has been getting grating everything that while away stands for now while sales of war ways equipment hasn't been doing particularly well that's to say the equipment that it wants to provide for five g. networks around the world sales of it smartphones and tablets have and these are doing particularly well in the developing world africa south asia south america where people don't have any concerns about wild ways equipment perhaps being used by the chinese government to spy the phones the tablets are much cheaper than samsung and apple and also seen as being very efficient so sales in the developing world continuing to perform very strong indeed but you know a report an official report in britain on thursday will make uncomfortable reading
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for our way because of this report was by a body which has been scrutinizing ways products in excess it's found risks and defects and significant other issues in wild ways equipment and remember the u.k. government will have will shortly have to rule on whether war way will be able to provide equipment to the u.k.'s five g. network adrian brown there for us in beijing thank you adrian well andrew lang is an independent china analyst and he joins us now via skype from hong kong and you talk us through these numbers as agent says even though consumer sales korea sales and its carry a business strapped. well there one one hundred billion prophets is is really has been going on for quite some years for walkway is the will of the revenue of big companies like cisco but want ways of a special company in china because ninety five ninety eight percent of the shares
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are all modest of and then all is one hundred seventy thousand start off forty five percent of people that the r. and d. and has been focusing keeping that over for so many years building up is trustworthiness to its customers in wonder in sixty countries worldwide and as far as the provider of telecommunications infrastructure is concerned there is really no other peer i mean here in ericsson don't come even close as far as that it's uncertain but even look at the profits. a large part of the profits comes from consumer business in fact this increase some by something like twenty five percent over the last year. but has also increased and now that's of course built on won't waste. bowman and position in one hundred sixty markets worldwide covering the four
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continents of course that there are those so huge concern about our way or drum up by of course the united states we just brand products you know the number of the sectors that walkway has been responding to the still a number of ways first war by filing a lawsuit against the united states government for the e four wire lesion of the us constitution but also working with other stakeholders in europe in other countries addressing squarely the kind of concern about security oh after all as far as small way products are concerned there is still no smoking gun of all these years. i mean this recent concern of our security is nothing new i mean it's been going on but by some years or bothers been no smoking gun but that doesn't mean that a concern do not exist as a while for example as building a cybersecurity center in poland and is working with governments for example
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germany united kingdom. and other countries to address the question squarely and the recent conclusion of a kind of coming to understanding with the number of. european governments on this issue suggests that the european governments are not all following the united states. as a kind of one size fits all. tactic banding while all that because really there are there are the replacements of course there are concerns well i think while quite a lot working with the various governments to address them and turn on that speaking to us from hong kong an independent china as us thank you andrew. thank you very much of the. weather is next but still ahead on al jazeera arrested again the journalist whose news site has criticized the philippine government.

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